Recommended Read: Death Can’t Take A Joke by Anya Lipska

death can't take a jokeWhen London based Polish private eye Janusz Kiszka’s close  friend is violently murdered, he decides to track down those responsible. Meanwhile, Detective Natalie Kershaw is trying to find  out the identity of  an apparent suicide victim. As in Lipska’s previous novel, Where The Devil Can’t Go, their investigations collide.

The second  Kiszka & Kershaw crime thriller is even better than the first. The plotting is as tight as a snare drum, the characters are realistic and likable,  the dialogue is sharp.  Gripping, gritty but never grim, Death Can’t Take A Joke  is also very funny, the humour coming naturally from the well-drawn characters’ interactions.

Great stuff.